Love to Grow

  • New Fruit and Veg Planters in time for Christmas

    Following the success of the Potato Patio Planters, Haxnicks is launching four more similar products in time for the Christmas market. Orders are being taken now for delivery from September.

    A pack of Vegetable Patio Planters contains three planters of varying sizes – deep, medium and shallow – to accommodate different types of vegetable and salad plants. They are accompanied by a detailed growing guide that includes which varieties suit each container and how many to plant in each. Available in either a plain jute design or a fun photo-pictorial design, they will capture the growing consumer interest in both children’s gardening and healthy-eating.

    The Kitchen Herb Patio Planters and the Strawberry Patio Planters contain two planters per pack.

    Strawberry patio Planters from Haxnicks Vegetable Patio Planters from Haxnicks Kitchen Herb Patio Planters from Haxnicks Haxnicks' Vegetable Patio Planters

    The planters have an open top with eight pockets around the side. They have slightly different
    dimensions but are both available in dark green with a decorative rim. Both come with detailed growing guides and useful tips for a successful crop.

    Now, with Haxnicks Patio Planters, anybody can easily grow organic fruit and veg. They are ideal for use in small gardens, or on patios and balconies. They will appeal to the increasing numbers of consumers who want to ‘grow their own’ and try organic alternatives to the usual supermarket produce. Made from a tough, woven polyethylene (the same material as the Potato Patio Planters), the Patio Planters come with reinforced drainage holes and handles on each side so they can be easily moved around.

    All five products in the Haxnicks Patio Planter range have a suggested retail price of £14.99.

  • Aerated Polythene is Ripening for Success

    Eco Green Advanced Plant Protection from HaxnicksA unique new fabric from Haxnicks – EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene – helps gardeners to achieve fully ripened garden produce without the aid of a greenhouse.

    Growing ripe melons, strawberries, chillies, peppers, tomatoes and other similar fruit and vegetables outside can be a challenge, but EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene has been specially developed to promote the ripening process.

    This new horticultural fabric is lightweight polythene with unique perforations that perform two vital functions. The perforations are 20mm in diameter allowing easy access for pollinating insects, so plants can be kept protected throughout the season without the need to uncover for pollination. The perforations also ensure that crops are kept well ventilated, allowing air and moisture to freely circulate around the plants, keeping them healthy and reducing the risk of disease.

    As an added benefit, the Aerated Polythene provides protection from harsh weather and keeps off the birds. Other uses include weather and pest protection for seed beds and newly sown lawns – when laid flat on the ground it retains warmth and moisture which stimulates seed germination.

    Haxnicks EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene is available as a folded sheet – 1.8 metres wide by 10 metres long – and comes in a pale green colour which makes it less obtrusive in the garden. Priced at £14.99.

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  • Scientific Solutions for Long-Term Weed Control

    Du Pont GreenVista working with HaxnicksLaying weed barrier is a significant investment of time and money, but worth it, as it can save many hours of tedious weeding in future years. DuPont™ GreenVista® high-performance weed barriers are guaranteed to last up to 25 years when properly installed - years longer than other available fabrics.

    Well-known for technically-advanced materials such as Kevlar®, Lycra®, and Teflon®, DuPont has successfully applied its scientific expertise to the challenge of long-lasting weed control in the garden. The durable fabrics will not tear or fray and they are 100% permeable to air, water and nutrients. Their unique non-woven structure allows a water flow rate up to 2.5 times greater than other fabrics.

    Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought onlineDuPont™ GreenVista® Premium Weed Control is a heavy weight material (68g/m²) designed for use in beds, borders and under decking. It is guaranteed to last 20 years when covered with a 5cm layer of mulch. Available in a 15 metre roll (1 metre wide) priced at £16.99 – or as a flat-packed sheet (3 metres x 2 metres) priced at £8.99.

    DuPont™ GreenVista® Pro-advanced Landscape Fabric is an extra-heavy weight material (90g/m²) for using under patios, paths and driveways. The tough fabric helps stabilise the ground underneath, keeping it level, whilst allowing surface water to pass quickly through. It is guaranteed for 25 years when covered with at least 5cm of gravel, paving stones or other landscaping material. Available in a 15 metre roll (1 metre wide) priced at £22.99.

    Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought onlineIt is advisable to secure fabric to the ground with DuPont™ GreenVista® Anchor Pins: speciallydesigned, u-shaped, galvanised-steel pegs, priced at £3.99 for 10.

    DuPont™ GreenVista® weed barrier fabrics are now available in attractive.

  • Soft on Plants, Strong on the Job

    Haxnicks Original Soft-TieIt doesn’t matter how good your plant supports are if the tie used is not appropriate for the job. The award-winning Haxnicks Soft-Tie comes in two widths to ensure that plants stems benefit from the right amount of cushioning, so delicate stems are not bruised or broken.

    Soft-Tie has an inner core of galvanised steel wire, which gives it its strength, and an outer coating of a unique, UV-stabilised rubber compound, which gently cushions and protects plant stems from damage. It is easy to secure with just a twist (no need for fiddly knots) and can be easily cut with a sturdy pair of scissors. With a couple of quick twists, the tie may be quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate growing stems. Put a twist between the support and the stem and you have a readymade spacer to prevent damage from chafing. Soft-Tie does not rot, so it lasts much longer than regular ties and it can be washed and re-used. Its natural green colour allows it to blend with foliage making it as unobtrusive as possible.

    The Original Soft-Tie from HaxnicksWith a 7mm diameter and a slightly thicker steel core, the Original Soft-Tie (RSP £4.99 for 5m) is the perfect choice for tying up plants that are heavily-laden with growing crops, or for tying up the thicker stems of trees, shrubs, roses, large climbers and fruit bushes. With its superior cushioning and strength, it’s a good choice for any plants in exposed spots that are susceptible to wind damage.

    Slim Soft-Tie (RSP £4.99 for 8m) is half the width of Original Slim-Tie, only 3.5mm in diameter, and is designed for use with the thinner, more delicate stems of climbing annuals, young vegetables and shrubs, tall perennials and houseplants.

  • Cloche Sales Rocket as more people "Grow Their Own"

    Easy Tunnels from HaxnicksHaxnicks, specialists in chemical-free plant protection products, report record sales of cloches in 2006.

    Retail sales of the Haxnicks’ Easy Tunnel cloches have shown steady growth over the last five years, culminating in an impressive 57% year-on-year increase in unit sales for 2006. Sales of the standardsized tunnels increased by 41%, and sales of the higher-priced, giant size more than doubled – up 138%.

    Haxnicks Easy Net Tunnels showed the strongest growth overall, unit sales up 152% in the last five years, indicative of the growing trend for year-round, chemical-free protection of crops and now accounting for 26% of total tunnel cloche sales. Unit sales of Giant Easy Net Tunnels quadrupled their sales over the same period.

    Easy Tunnels from Haxnicks“Without doubt, Haxnicks’ sales reflect the increase in popularity of growing your own vegetables, coupled with the rise in all things organic”, comments Damian Cardozo, Haxnicks’ MD. “More and more gardeners are appreciating the horticultural benefits of cloches, whilst seeking chemical-free alternatives for protecting their crops. Haxnicks’ unique products cater for this rapidly expanding market”.

  • Home Grown Potatoes for Everyone

    Home Grown Potatoes for Everyone from HaxnicksHaxnicks has launched an innovative new product which will enable anyone to grow potatoes, even if they do not have a garden.

    The new Haxnicks Potato Patio Planter is a planting bag made from tough, green woven polyethylene. It comes complete with drainage holes and with handles on both sides so it can be easily moved. The planters stand 45cm high and hold approximately 40 litres of compost. They have been designed for use on patios and balconies, or in small gardens where there is no space for growing vegetables.

    The re-usable planters come in packs of three. On the reverse of the pack, there are detailed instructions on how to grow and harvest your potatoes.

    “More and more people are coming to appreciate the huge difference in the taste of home-grown vegetables,” comments Malcolm Andrews, Haxnicks Sales Director. “The Potato Patio Planter now makes it easy for anyone to grow delicious home-grown spuds. The good news is that no digging is required!”

    Haxnicks Potato Patio Planters, priced at £14.99 for a pack of three.

  • Runners around the Maypole

    Just because something is practical doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The new Haxnicks Garden Maypole Plant Support is an attractive frame for climbing plants that bridges the gap between functionality and ornamental interest.

    Decorative vegetable gardening is not a new idea. With a little thought, vegetables and herbs can be used as a key feature in your ornamental garden. Many have interesting textures, colourful foliage and flowers. When grown alongside traditional ornamental plants, they can bring added interest and create wonderful contrasts and harmonies. Simply designing your vegetable garden in a different way, introducing trellises, archways and other architectural features, can make a big difference and make it visually more appealing.

    Haxnicks Garden Maypole stands over six feet tall creating an elegant frame for climbing vegetables such as runner beans, French beans, mange tout and peas. The centre pole and decorative finial are made from black powder-coated steel, from which the eight rot-proof, polypropylene strings radiate out and are secured by galvanised-steel anchor pegs.

    “Runner beans are one of Britain’s most popular home-grown vegetables”, comments Malcolm Andrews, Haxnicks Sales Director. “Feedback from sales of the Garden Maypole suggests that Britain’s gardeners are getting more adventurous about where and how they grow them.”

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